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    COVID-19 AND ITS EFFECT ON HOSPITAL VISITS AND ADMISSIONS

    How is the COVID-19 affecting hospital visits and admissions? Hospitals are not safe havens from Covid-19. People from all walks of life come for treatment. Although we try as much as possible to limit cross infections, experience from China and Italy show that the hospital environment is one of the sources of transmission of Coronavirus illnesses. More so, particularly people with other illnesses such as Diabetes, heart Disease and other diseases that reduce one’s immunity. Hospitals...

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    FAMILY PLANNING AND ITS BENEFITS

    What is family planning? Family planning is the use of methods that give you the opportunity to determine when to have children and how far apart they should be. Did you know that family planning has benefits? This is advantageous because it allows you to space the children while keeping in mind availability of resources, which include; time, social, financial and environmental resources. It also important for maintaining health and empowerment of women. Too many children...

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    LETS TALK ABOUT CANCER

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    HEALTH NUGGETS – CORONAVIRUS

      What is a Coronavirus? It looks like this   Coronaviruses are a class of viruses similar to the previous SARS which killed a total of 700 people years back. These new novel virus known as 2019-nCoV started in China late last year. Since then it has spread rapidly. Is there treatment or a vaccine? No there is none, however Scientists are working on overdrive to see what can be done. Current treatment is basically management of symptoms. Possible complications ...

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    FOOD POISONING The commonest symptoms of food poisoning are diaorrhea, stomach cramps, general fatigue and vomiting. These occur about four to eight hours after eating contaminated foods or fluids. In most cases the symptoms last from a few hours to a couple of days. In cases of profuse diaorrhea or vomiting dehydration can set it. The key signs of dehydration include extreme thirst, dark concentrated urine, sunken eyes, irritability or dullness in children, rapid heartbeat,...

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